Flávio Faloppa

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The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of nerve autografts (GRF) and venous grafts containing mononuclear bone marrow cells (BMCs) in sciatic nerve-lesioned rats. Control animals underwent sham operations (SHAM), received empty venous grafts (EPV), or received venous grafts containing BMC vehicle (AGR). Outcome was evaluated through sciatic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of CS injection, percutaneous pulley release and conventional open surgery for treating trigger finger in terms of cure, relapse and complication rates. METHODS One hundred and thirty-seven patients with a total of 150 fingers were randomly assigned and allocated into one of the treatment(More)
Morphological, biochemical, and histopathological alterations in the paraspinal skeletal muscle of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) have been extensively reported. We evaluated rotator muscle fibers from the apex vertebra of AIS patients through histological and immunohistochemical analysis. A population of 21 female AIS patients who(More)
PURPOSE The objectives of this study were to evaluate palmar surface parameters to identify the exact location of the proximal edge of the flexor tendon A1 pulley relative to the digital palmar crease of the index, middle, ring, and little fingers and to evaluate the length of this pulley. METHODS We studied 280 fingers on 70 hands from 35 fresh human(More)
INTRODUCTION Cytokines (IL-6, IL-10 and TNF-α) are increased after exhaustive exercise in the rat retroperitoneal (RPAT) and mesenteric adipose tissue (MEAT) pads. On the other hand, these cytokines show decreased expression in these depots in response to a chronic exercise protocol. However, the effect of exercise with overload combined with a short(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of forearm fracture-nonunions continues to represent a therapeutic challenge, and reported outcomes are moderate at best. Limiting aspects of this particular anatomic location include the relation between restoration of shaft length with the anatomy and long-term functional outcome of adjacent joints, as well as the risk of elbow(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous reviews have demonstrated that patient outcomes following orthopaedic surgery are strongly influenced by the presence of Workers' Compensation. However, the variability in the reviews' methodology may have inflated the estimated strength of this association. The main objective of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the influence of(More)
A powerlifting athlete ruptured his left tendon of the pectoralis major muscle while attempting to lift 160 kg in a Brazilian bench press championship. The injury seemed to occur in the concentric phase of exercise; however, the more common mechanism of rupture is during the eccentric phase. The tendon was reinserted to the humerus 3 weeks later with screws(More)
This aim of this study was to evaluate the progression of grip, tip pinch, key (lateral) pinch, and tripod pinch strengths in patients suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome with thenar atrophy following surgery. Between October 2008 and May 2010, 46 patients (49 hands) with carpal tunnel syndrome associated with thenar atrophy underwent surgery. Thenar(More)
BACKGROUND Humeral shaft fractures account for 1 to 3% of all fractures in adults and for 20% of all humeral fractures. Non-operative treatment is still the standard treatment of isolated humeral shaft fractures, although this method can present unsatisfactory results. Surgical treatment is reserved for specific conditions. Modern concepts of internal(More)